2013-05-23 / Sports

Changes come to Indian Lake

MANISTIQUE – The Indian Lake Golf Club will be hosting the Upper Peninsula Men’s Association Tournament in August. The event is expected to bring approximately 192 golfers from across the U.P. to the area and is among numerous announcements the course has recently made.

According to the club’s new comanager, Rob Ryan, he, along with Manistique resident Bob Sands, have taken over management of the club. The pair, both long-time members of the club and members of its board, are implementing some changes to the clubhouse.

“Every year since 1931, Indian Lake Golf Club (ILGC) has opened its doors and its course to members and guests alike,” Ryan said. “And each year, there are always a couple of new twists at the club. This year is no exception.”

As far as events are concerned, Ryan explained the club will be hosting several different types this year – everything from competitive golf to informal scrambles, as well as member favorites.

“The big story of the summer of 2013 … will be hosting the Upper Peninsula Golf Association (UPGA) Men’s golf championship,” he said. “This will be held August 8-11, 2013, exclusively at Indian Lake Golf Club.”

The tournament, a 4-day, 72-hole event, has come to the club before, when it co-hosted with Pictured Rocks Golf Course in Munising in 2004. It is open to any men who are members at any UPGA course, most of which are in the U.P., Ryan explained.

“The clubhouse is also scheduled to host over a dozen large gatherings, such as graduation parties, class reunions, weddings, anniversary parties, and more,” Ryan said. “The kitchen is operated as “Two Seasons North” by the same folks who own and operate “Three Seasons” on U.S.-2 east of town.”

Beside events, Ryan said changes to the clubhouse have been a priority for the new managers. These changes include: the installation of new large high-definition televisions in the clubhouse; the inclusion of premium beer offerings on tap; new merchandise in the Club’s pro shop; and more.

Membership information is available online at www.indianlakegolfcourse.com or at the club. In addition to purchasing a membership, the public also has an option to pay individually for each visit or buy “punch cards”, which gives the card owner 90 holes of golf for $150, to be used during the 2013 season.

For more information on the course or to volunteer for the Upper Peninsula Men’s Association Tournament, contact Bob Sands and Rob at (906) 341-5600 or manager@indianlakegolfcourse.com.

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